backchain

noun

: a chain attached to each side of a rudder and to a point under the counter to support the rudder in backing

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backchain was circa 1889

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“Backchain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backchain. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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